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Lucas Place II “BAQ”. Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities Evansville, IN. Lucas Place II Project Overview. The Need. ► One out of every three homeless individuals is a veteran ► Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless

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lucas place ii baq

Lucas Place II“BAQ”

Permanent Supportive Housing for

Homeless Veterans with Disabilities

Evansville, IN

the need
The Need

►One out of every three homeless individuals is a veteran

► Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless

► Veterans are particularly at risk of falling into homelessness

► Lack of affordable housing is the biggest driver of homelessness

► Lack of supportive housing for veterans in Evansville, IN

the solution project vision
The Solution: Project Vision

► ECHO Housing Corporation and partners will establish Lucas Place II, a supportive housing apartment complex for disabled homeless veterans in Evansville, IN.

► Clients will live in comfortable one bedroom apartments and have access to a menu of supportive services that is defined by the residents’ needs with resident input and evaluation.

project partners
Project Partners

► ECHO Housing Corporation

Owner, Property Manager, Fiscal Agent, Service


► ECHO Housing Corporation currently operates:

Lucas Place Transitional Housing - for Homeless


New Start – Permanent Supportive Housing for

Homeless Individuals with Disabilities

Property acquisition, rehab and rental

management - for low to moderate income


project partners con t
Project Partners(Con’t)

City of Evansville

Gayl Killough, Community Development Specialist

Vet Center of Evansville, IN

Jack Weber, MSW and veteran

Additional service provider and referrals

VPS Architecture

Mike Shoulders CEO, AIA, AICP, LEED, AP

Project architect

target population
Target Population

►Homeless Veterans – Individuals, both male and female

►History – Physical and mental health disabilities, chronic illness, chemical dependency

Families and couples can be served through other ECHO programs.

provided services
Provided Services

► Tenant involvement in planning, design, implementation and evaluation of supportive services

► On site case manager with background as a service provider for veterans or with military experience

Participation in services is voluntary

and not a condition of tenancy.

community benefit
Community Benefit

► Address critical community need

► Enhanced community development

► Located in Jacobsville Community, designated a “redevelopment area” by the City of Evansville.

► Contribute to neighborhood stability (36% of neighborhood residents and 52% of children are below poverty level)

► Meet the goals of Destination Home – Evansville’s 10 year plan to end homelessness


► New Construction

► Three story apartment complex

► 27 – one bedroom units

► On site case manager

► Laundry room

► Exercise Area

► Meeting/community room with computer access

► Outside garden area for Lucas Place II and area residents

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Lucas Place II BAQ


Lucas Place II


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Lucas Place II “BAQ”

1st Floor Plan

2nd Floor Plan

geographic location site plan
Geographic Location / Site Plan


Lucas Place II

114 W. Michigan

location rationale
Location Rationale

► Across the street from Lucas Place and ECHO Housing Corporation offices

► Site Secure

► Access to bus line and public transportation

► Close to community college

location rationale con t
Location Rationale (Con’t)

Walking distance to:

► Restaurants

► Hospital

► Community Health Clinic

► Pharmacy

► Grocery Store

► Government services including post office

► Library

► Churches

► Day Care

development budget
Development Budget

► Pre-Development $ 50,000

► Construction Costs 2,500,000

► Professional Fees 150,000

► Developer Fee 100,000

Total $2,800,000

community partners
Community Partners

► Corporation for Supportive Housing

► Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority

► City of Evansville

► Vet Center of Evansville

► VA Medical Center

► VPS Architecture

facility management
Facility Management

► Office Procedures

► Client Selection Process

► Waiting List Management

► Rent assessment and collection (30 % of earned income)

► Eviction prevention procedure

facility maintenance
Facility Maintenance

► Property Manager – ECHO Housing Corporation

► Scheduling of service technicians based on a recorded work order system

► Maintenance and grounds keeping schedule

► Preventative Maintenance

► Routine Housekeeping Inspections

► Use of tenants for jobs where possible

social service delivery
Social Service Delivery

► Voluntary

► Consumer driven

► Harm reduction

► Research/Evidence based

► Case management with experience as veteran service provider or previous military experience

menu of supportive services

► Housing

► Support Services

► Counseling

► Brokering Services

► Food & Clothing Bank

► Medical / Psych Services

► Transportation

► 12-Step Support Groups

► Daily Living Skills

► Lost Document Retrieval

Menu of Supportive Services
total budget summary
Total Budget Summary

► Pre-Development $ 50,000

► Project Development 2,750,000

► Operations 118,400

► Supportive Services 54,500

potential funding sources
Potential Funding Sources

► Capital

● IHCDA – HOME $ 1,000,000

● IHCDA – CDBGD 1,000,000

● FHLBI/AHP 750,000

● City of Evansville/HOME 175,000

(funding secured) 10/09

Total Available $ 2,925,000

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Potential Funding Sources

► Operating, Supportive Service, Administration Funding Sources:



● IHCDA –NAP Tax Credits


● City of Evansville/CHDO

$13,000 secured

● Department of Veteran Affairs

● Foundations / Corporations

project timetable
Project Timetable

June-October 2009

- Corporation for Supportive Housing Institute

December 2009

- Presentation to potential funding sources

- Application for pre-development loan from CSH

January – March 2010

- EPA remediation of property

January – June 2010

- Funding and application process

project timetable con t
Project Timetable (Con’t)

► Construction to begin when capital funding is in place

► Two – three months prior to completion

● Hire program staff

● Establish MOU’s with other service providers

● Begin referral and application process

● Rent up to be 100% complete within 120 days of units being ready for occupancy

client success
Client Success

► Improved access to and coordination of services

► Stable, affordable housing

► Life skills attainment

► Educational attainment

► Improved mental and physical health

► Improved odds for self-sufficiency with need for fewer services

► Harm reduction

community impact
Community Impact

► Reduced number of homeless veterans in Evansville

► Neighborhood improvement

► Community pride

► Encouraging community partnerships

► Reduced use of shelters and emergency services